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8 Topic Pages Found in Mythology & Folklore and starting with the letter V
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Open Valhalla

Valhalla is the conventional English-language rendering of Old Icelandic Valhöll (The Hall of the Slain), which, according to Nordic mythology of the

Open Valkyries (Norse mythology)
Valkyries (Norse mythology)

Valkyries, meaning "Choosers of the Slain," were beautiful young women—sometimes immortal, depending on the Norse myth—who scouted battlefields

Open Vampires

In contemporary popular culture, vampires are fictitious immortal creatures of the night who sustain themselves by drinking the blood of the living.

Open Vanir

Subgroup of the gods. The vanir are distinguished from the æsir, the dominant group to which Odin and Thor and their consorts belong, but they are


( vĭdän'tӘ, –dăn'– ), one of the six classical systems of Indian philosophy. The term “Vedanta” has the literal meaning “the end of the Veda” and

Open Venus (Roman deity)
Venus (Roman deity)

Venus emerges from Rome's historical records as an increasingly powerful deity of sex, war, and politics, whose most prominent patrons were generals


(Publius Vergilius Maro)( both: vûr'jil ), 70 B.C.–19 B.C., Roman poet, b. Andes dist., near Mantua, in Cisalpine Gaul; the spelling Virgil is not

Open Virgo (Astrology)
Virgo (Astrology)

( vûr'gō ) [Lat.,=the virgin], constellation lying on the ecliptic (the sun's apparent path through the heavens) between Libra and Leo, and SW of